Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • Davey Employees Honor Veterans with a Day of Service

    Arborists and tree care professionals across the nation banned together on Sept. 23 for the first “Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance” day of service.

    More than 1,100 volunteers spent their day at National Cemeteries across 20 states to give back to our nation’s fallen veterans.

    Davey employees made up more than 110 of these volunteers, providing care for cemetery grounds and trees. For some, the experience went beyond tending to trees; the service allowed them to honor family and friends who served in the U.S. Military.

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  • Complete Your Spring Checklist the Right Way for Happy, Healthy Trees

    The sun is shining and trees are budding! Davey is on the air to talk trees this spring season. Davey is proud to appear on Pittsburgh KDKA, News Radio 1020 station this spring, summer and fall. Every other Sunday morning, one of our local district managers will discuss several tree and landscape topics—some of which we will feature on the Davey blog!

    Davey Tree Arborist on the Air: Last week, Todd Sherbondy, district manager of Davey’s East Pittsburgh residential tree care services, discusses spring checklist dos and don’ts with radio hosts Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser of “The Organic Gardeners.” The following script is based on Sherbondy’s interview.

    KDKA: For the spring checklist, what should be first on your list?

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  • Davey Volunteers Show Tribute Through Action at Arlington National Cemetery

    In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day, which lands on May 25 this year, we are highlighting services Davey has performed at cemeteries across the U.S. Below is a story about the work of Davey volunteers and others at Arlington National Cemetery last year.

    Whether they want to visit a family member who lost his or her life while serving the U.S., pay respects to individuals who are currently protecting the country or see a historic American monument, nearly four million people travel to the iconic Arlington National Cemetery each year.

    Arlington National Cemetery grounds include 624 acres of grassland, an impressive tree canopy and bountiful shrubs and plants. With such massive landscapes that preserve the memory of the country’s heroes, sometimes, a little help is required.

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  • Davey Delivers on a Day of Service

    Davey crews participate in numerous service projects all over the U.S. and Canada throughout the year.  Read below for a service project with which a Davey utility services crew was involved. Since 1994, Congress has designated the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday as a national day of service. That is why the City of Orlando, Florida, teamed up with the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and Davey Tree to create an annual day of service event called “Seedlings for Civil Rights.”

    “It is important to give back and show appreciation to our clients,” says Mike Mittiga, operations manager, Davey utility services in Orlando, Florida. This year, Mittiga helped coordinate a service project on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    The event consists of an entire day of volunteer opportunities to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. Davey employees volunteered to “clean-up and spruce-up” Barker Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

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